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Gouache on Paper
This is an excellent example of original Salinas work on paper, that is from the late 1980's. The media is gouache, pastel, watercolor, charcoal and graphite. This was done as a photo collage, with a photo by the famed Cuban photographer Mario Algaze. The photo was done in the 1981. Salinas only did about ten of these photo collages, in his career. This is among just a few remaining. They are absolutely stunning.
This was a particularly rich period for Salinas, who was deeply influenced by the... Read More This is an excellent example of original Salinas work on paper, that is from the late 1980's. The media is gouache, pastel, watercolor, charcoal and graphite. This was done as a photo collage, with a photo by the famed Cuban photographer Mario Algaze. The photo was done in the 1981. Salinas only did about ten of these photo collages, in his career. This is among just a few remaining. They are absolutely stunning.
This was a particularly rich period for Salinas, who was deeply influenced by the Abstract Expressionists, and his mentor Joan Miro, who he studied with for years, in Barcelona. Salinas is quoted as saying: "Because of my connection and collaboration with poets and writers such as María Zambrano, José Angel Valente, Pere Gimferrer, and Michel Butor, I developed a concept of the language of the clouds. This consisted basically of a grey background with white as the main color of my palette–the white symbolizing clouds. I also used pictograms, ideograms, and strange alphabets like the Greek alphabet, the Hebrew alphabet, and the Iberian alphabet". On another occasion Salinas was quoted as follows: "To me, painting is not work. It is something that transcends labor. I love to be in my studio painting because I forget about everything else. I’m so concentrated on it that it is like a meditation. I concentrate on what I’m doing and I enjoy it while I’m doing it. I enjoy seeing a wide space being developed into something that has life. It’s always been the most important thing in my life. And architecture was never so.”
Salinas has had over 100 solo shows worldwide, and is in the permanent collection of the following museums:
Art Museum of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Arte del Siglo XX, Casa de la Asegurada, Alicante, Spain.
Bacardi Collection, Miami, Fl
Beit Uri Museum, Israel.
Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, Spain.
Cabinet des Estampes, Geneva, Switzerland.
Cuban Museum of Art, Miami, Florida.
Fundacion Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain.
Fundación Maria Zambrano, Velez-Malaga, Spain.
Fundacion Miguel Aleman, Mexico City
Institute of International Education, New York, NY.
Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City
Musee Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France
John Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida.
Lowe Art Museum (Cuban Collection) Coral Gables, Fl.
McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas.
Museo Alvar Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
Ayuntamiento de Soria, Spain
Museo Arte Contemporaneo LatinoAmericano (MACLA), La Plata, Argentina.
Museo Cuevas, Mexico City
Museo de Arte Moderno, Ibiza, Spain.
Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City
Museo de Villafames, Villafames, Spain.
Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
Museo Rayo, Roldanillo, Colombia.
Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City
Museo Nacional D'Árt de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
Museum of Art, Budapest, Hungary.
Museum of the Americas (OAS), Washington, DC.
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan.
Pemex Collection, Mexico City
Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, Arizona.
Public Library, City of Miami, Miami, Florida.
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas.
University of Ohio Museum of Art, Miami, Ohio.
Villa de Montecatini Collection, Italy
Museo Maria Zambrano, Velez-Malaga, Spain
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